Anthony King of Nature Magazine writes about Science Gallery Dublin’s “In Case of Emergency” exhibition and mentions The Apocalypse Project and An Olfactory Portrait of the Amazon Rainforest!
“Artist Catherine Sarah Young plays with sensory pleasure of a different sort in An Olfactory Portrait of the Amazon Rainforest. Eight pungent perfumes guide us through the shrinking Amazon. Inspired by a stay in the jungle, Young created the scents — including ‘Earth’, ‘Spices’ and ‘Lianas’ — hoping to provoke an urge to conserve through this most visceral sense, bound tight to memories. She founded the inter- disciplinary Apocalypse Project in 2013, to raise awareness on climate change through art–science works and collaborations. The original Greek meaning of ‘apocalypse’ is, she reminds, ‘lifting of the veil’.”
King, Anthony. “Risk, rout and ruination,” Nature Magazine, Volume 550, Number 7677 page 456, 26 October 2017 issue
Thank you very much to everyone who has ever been a part of these projects!
In the Amazon, I “performed” some experiments in the jungle, questioning how science is kept in the ivory towers and how it has failed to affect most of public policy, such as climate change.
Jungle Experiments – Amazon (1), Video (1:20)
Jungle Experiments – Amazon (II), Video (1:39)
Jungle Experiments – Amazon (III), Video (1:40)
Thank you to LABVERDE Art Immersion Program in the Amazon and photographer Gui Gomes
(Manaus, Brazil)—I’m back from one of the coolest residencies I’ve ever had. From July 20th to 29th, I was in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil together with 14 other international artists. I’m very grateful to have spent this time in nature.
I learned a lot of things and got to do research for An Olfactory Portrait of the Amazon Rainforest!
LabVerde July 2017 edition. Photo by Gui Gomes, courtesy of Lab Verde.
I really liked exploring concepts about science and policy and how science should be more accessible to the public. A new project and line of inquiry came up, yipee!
Experiments in Nature, Nature in Experiments. Photo by Gui Gomes courtesy of LabVerde.
We presented our projects on the last day at the Museu da Amazonia (MUSA).
LabVerde final seminar at MUSA. Image courtesy of LabVerde.
More posts soon, as I recover from jet lag! Thanks, LabVerde, my fellow residents, and everyone else who made this happen. It was an awesome experience!